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Releasing A New Publication
The Voluntourism Research Anthology is a compilation of research articles first presented in issues of The VolunTourist Newsletter dating from 2005 through 2012. It is a comprehensive volume of scholarly research covering the subjects of volunteer tourism and voluntourism. Hailing from three continents, the authors provide unique perspectives on various aspects of this emerging travel genre.
The book is divided into themes featuring articles on topics including: culture, development, marketing & research, niche segments, resident attitudes, theory, and voluntourists. The writing is approachable for practitioners as well as students and educators and serves as an excellent resource for those seeking insights, knowledge, and understanding from the academic world regarding the intersection of voluntary service and travel & tourism.
This book will be available for purchase in early 2014, so stay tuned for further details.
The conscious, seamlessly integrated combination of voluntary service to a destination and the best, traditional elements of travel — arts, culture, geography, history and recreation — in that destination.